Weather: 36 degrees, clear
Today was the last day for The Arena to send a Q to Crypt in the Christmas Q exchange. Rocking Chair will return the favor at The Arena this Thursday.
Good to see Rebar out there this morning as part of a good crowd of 17 pax.
Intro, Disclaimer, Prayer and Lord’s Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance.
Mosey around the parking lot.
High knees, then butt kicks, then continue to the front of the school, zig-zagging around the front columns over to the helicopter pad.
SSH X 18 IC
Merkins X 12 IC
TTT X 18 IC
Slow-mo Merkins X 12 IC
Little Baby Arm Circles Forward, Overhead Claps, LBAC Reverse X 9 IC Each
Merkins X 10 on YHC’s count
Mosey over to the front driveway and partner up.
Partner 1 runs a lap around the loop in front of the school. Partner 2 does the designated exercise.
Partners swap and repeat.
After each exercise plank for the 6.
While planking after each exercise two pax would share a favorite Christmas story. Those ranged from a white Christmas to a new motorcycle to shooting a brother in the back with an arrow to getting hit in the nose with a dart to getting a cigarette in the eye to getting a pogo stick instead of a BB gun. But Beetle liked his first Christmas with his wife. And then there was 1964 which only 2 pax were around for.
Other exercises completed:
Hand Release Merkins
Mosey back to shovel flag, zig-zagging along the front of the school.
Russian Twist X 12 IC
Flutter kicks X 38 IC for Cheech as YHC always does.
While retrieving my phone for the wrap-up, YHC discovered the terrible news about Digits.
COT & BOM
Digits’ Family and all those involved and affected
Ken & Danny battling cancer
YHC’s Citadel classmate Jay who was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma
Putt-Putt surgery today
Frydaddy’s son Corbett
Chips – mother recently passed away
Other Unspoken requests
– Dec 24 Nativity Ruck 5AM – New Courthouse parking lot, bring canned goods
– Jan 1 New Year’s Day Convergence at Graveyard 7AM
– Feb 16 Dam-to-Dam relay
Thanks Thumbs Up – from 2nd Wind this morning – a farming community in Alabama nearly lost all of its income source when the Mexican boll weevil wiped out the cotton crops in the early 1900’s. They adapted and started planting peanuts. Within 25 years they were much better off financially than they were before, and the peanuts were also better for maintaining the quality of the soil than cotton.
Sometimes events happen to us that we believe can never be overcome, but those very events could lead us to a better situation.